Thomas A. Dunne, Esq
Vice President for Administration
A native of Brooklyn, New York, Thomas A. Dunne began his career as head of the middle school at Saint Ann's School in Brooklyn Heights, a progressive school for intellectually gifted students, before moving into public service.
Dunne has more than 20 years of experience in both the public and private sector on legislative and policy issues. He served as an administrative law judge for the New York State Department of Social Services and was appointed by Governor Mario Cuomo to serve as the vice chairman of the Workers’ Compensation Board. He also served as vice president of public policy and external affairs for Verizon-New York. While at the company, he oversaw a multibillion-dollar franchise agreement between Verizon and New York City that brought the company's fiber-optic cable network to all five boroughs. In 2008, he joined Fordham University and is as vice president for administration.
Dunne has been active in civic affairs throughout his entire career. He has served on the Boards of the Citizens’ Crime Commission, the New York City Police Foundation, the New York City Parks Foundation, the Harlem School of Music—Opus 118, the Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy, and many others.
Dunne graduated from St. Francis College and went on to earn a JD degree from Brooklyn Law School. He also holds an honorary degree from the N.Y. College of Podiatric Medicine.